You don’t have to believe in ghosts to get a good scare out of a ghost tour, but it helps. After all, suspension of disbelief does wonders when taking in a film.
In the past few years ghost tours (aided by the proliferation of the paranormal on the tube) have popped up all over. This time we thought you might like to look at Louisville, whose haunts bring a whole new meaning to the song My Old Kentucky Home. The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau suggests you consider the apparitions of these Louisville landmarks:
– The First Church of Christ, Scientist is home to The Lady of the Stairs, a young woman arrayed in white gown and grey silk shawl. Seems she’s still disturbed, pacing about nervously and decidedly distraught. She and her fiancé had planned to elope when the flu pandemic of 1918 altered things. He fell ill, and couldn’t show up. She waited out in the cold and contracted he flu herself. Within three days both were dead, neither knowing what happened to the other. She still waits her true love’s arrival.
– The Brown Hotel is a Louisville legend. Lovely – and if you believe the stories, quite haunted. J. Graham Brown built the place and, it seems, still likes to hang around. He makes most of his appearances around Derby time, and is said to oversee the place to make sure his guests get the service they need. The Louisville CVB says, “Employees have reported locking eyes with Brown before he vanishes from sight.”
– The Seelbach Hilton Hotel is another marvelousLouisville habitation. This reporter has spent a couple of placid nights there. So too, once-upon-a-time, have the like of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Al Capone and a slew of United States Presidents. The long-time resident, however, is the Lady in Blue. Her name was Patricia Wilson and she fell to her death in the elevator shaft. You’ll know her the moment you see her: long, dark hair and attired in a long, blue dress. She’s been seen near the mezzanine’s elevators and up on the eight floor.
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